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Ronald David Chambers, 1980 "Stanwood Bryant" John Doe. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20220304

1978 murder mystery solved in Snohomish County with DNA, genealogy

He was a John Doe for 41 years. Detectives believe a hitman killed Ron Chambers and left his body east of Stanwood in 1978.

Ronald David Chambers, 1980 "Stanwood Bryant" John Doe. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20220304
Jac Cash, left, and Jill Cash own and operate FauxyFurr in Arlington, Washington. The boutique offers customs hats and upcycled custom boots. Photographed on February 8, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The fab hatter: FauxyFurr in Arlington took a chance — and grew

Its owners bet a part-time gig could be a successful business. They just needed more space.

Jac Cash, left, and Jill Cash own and operate FauxyFurr in Arlington, Washington. The boutique offers customs hats and upcycled custom boots. Photographed on February 8, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Jenna Villa looks to score with Stanwood’s Vivienne Berrett defending Saturday evening at during the 3A District 1 Title game at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )

Arlington girls take high-octane attack into Hardwood Classic

The Eagles have rattled opponents all season with their full-court pressure, fast pace and 1-2 punch.

Arlington's Jenna Villa looks to score with Stanwood’s Vivienne Berrett defending Saturday evening at during the 3A District 1 Title game at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington on February 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )
The scene of a fatal crash on northbound I-5 in Arlington on Feb. 8, 2022. (Washington State Patrol)

Victim ‘deserved a second chance’; driver charged in deadly crash

Jason Vogan’s daughter told Ismael Cruz-Sanchez on Monday: “Your poor choices took away my father’s chances and it’s not fair.”

The scene of a fatal crash on northbound I-5 in Arlington on Feb. 8, 2022. (Washington State Patrol)
Conceptual design for the new roundabout that will be built at 43rd Ave. NE and Highway 531. Amazon is building this new roundabout in preparation for opening a new fulfillment center this summer. (City of Arlington)

As Amazon moves in, Arlington road projects aim to ease traffic

Safety is also a priority for the first of many projects starting this spring on Highway 531, near the Cascade Industrial Center.

Conceptual design for the new roundabout that will be built at 43rd Ave. NE and Highway 531. Amazon is building this new roundabout in preparation for opening a new fulfillment center this summer. (City of Arlington)
A car drives by flowers placed at a memorial for two pedestrians killed at the corner of 204th Street NE and Highway 9 on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Charges: Light was red when driver hit, killed Arlington parents

An online fundraiser for Tausha Schmidt and Justin Wilkerson’s three children has raised over $65,000.

A car drives by flowers placed at a memorial for two pedestrians killed at the corner of 204th Street NE and Highway 9 on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Former Arlington youth pastor arrested in child rape investigation

The arrest comes months after Jake’s House announced Kendal Kippen engaged in “sexual impropriety” with “multiple young women.”

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Lynn Sass, center, with Kim Cutts, right, listens as the judge hands down the sentence of Mark Abrahamson Monday afternoon at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse in Everett, Washington on February 14, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington-area man gets 7½ years for fatal machete attack

Family members of Scotty Sass, 51, addressed a judge this week in the sentencing of his killer, Mark Abrahamson Jr.

Lynn Sass, center, with Kim Cutts, right, listens as the judge hands down the sentence of Mark Abrahamson Monday afternoon at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse in Everett, Washington on February 14, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The scene of a fatal crash on northbound I-5 in Arlington Tuesday evening. (Washington State Patrol) 20220208

Arlington man identified in deadly car-pedestrian crash on I-5

Jason Vogan pulled over to help a friend whose car broke down. The driver who struck him is accused of vehicular homicide.

The scene of a fatal crash on northbound I-5 in Arlington Tuesday evening. (Washington State Patrol) 20220208
Eviation Co-founder and CEO Omer Bar-Yohay stands by the first all electric plane, the Alice, at Eviation's plant on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Just as maiden flight nears, Eviation Aircraft CEO steps down

The Arlington electric airplane maker says the change in leadership won’t affect upcoming flight plans.

Eviation Co-founder and CEO Omer Bar-Yohay stands by the first all electric plane, the Alice, at Eviation's plant on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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Man arrested in fatal Arlington crash had 3 recent DUI arrests

An Arlington man died and his friend was injured Tuesday on I-5. Bail was set at $1 million for Ismael Cruz Sanchez.

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The scene of a fatal crash on northbound I-5 in Arlington Tuesday evening. (Washington State Patrol) 20220208

Fatal crash in Arlington snarls northbound I-5; 1 in custody

One lane was open. “Use alternate routes and think about delaying your trip through the area,” WSDOT advised.

The scene of a fatal crash on northbound I-5 in Arlington Tuesday evening. (Washington State Patrol) 20220208
Diners sit inside Rocket Alley Bar & Grill in Arlington during lunchtime on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. (Taylor Goebel  /  The Daily Herald)

They’re bowled over by the food at Rocket Alley in Arlington

Sure, it’s a bowling alley, but ask any local: They rave about the menu of self-taught owner Steve Saunders.

Diners sit inside Rocket Alley Bar & Grill in Arlington during lunchtime on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. (Taylor Goebel  /  The Daily Herald)
Executive Director Edmund Smith stands inside one of the living quarters Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at the new Holman Recovery Center in Smokey Point, Washington. Smith said most rooms are for two occupants, though some are designated for only one. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

36-bed substance abuse treatment center opening in Arlington

Holman Recovery Center aims to serve a vital need as drug overdoses continue to rise in Snohomish County.

Executive Director Edmund Smith stands inside one of the living quarters Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at the new Holman Recovery Center in Smokey Point, Washington. Smith said most rooms are for two occupants, though some are designated for only one. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Arlington in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118

Police: Real estate agent impersonated surgeon to exploit women

Brandon Wooten, 25, was arrested for investigation of criminal impersonation with sexual motivation.

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Cecillia Hoglund, who recently quit Providence Regional Medical Center to become a travel nurse, stands for a portrait at her family’s homestead Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘Few core staff left’: Droves of nurses take high-paying travel jobs

One nurse at Providence in Everett estimated travel nurses made up 80% of her unit. The consensus is that’s not sustainable.

Cecillia Hoglund, who recently quit Providence Regional Medical Center to become a travel nurse, stands for a portrait at her family’s homestead Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
2021 survey results from the State Broadband Survey for Snohomish County. (Washington State Department of Commerce)

$16M grant to speed up broadband to north Snohomish County

In Darrington and elsewhere, rural residents have struggled to work remotely during the pandemic. A new project aims to help.

2021 survey results from the State Broadband Survey for Snohomish County. (Washington State Department of Commerce)
The Snow Goose Transit bus at one of it's stops outside of the Lincoln Hill Retirement Community on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Catch a free bus between Camano, Stanwood, Smokey Point

Snow Goose Transit runs on weekdays, offering 15 stops and — for those with mobility issues — door-to-door service.

The Snow Goose Transit bus at one of it's stops outside of the Lincoln Hill Retirement Community on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A car drives by flowers placed at a memorial for two pedestrians killed at the corner of 204th Street NE and Highway 9 on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

$500K bail for driver accused of killing 2 Arlington pedestrians

Elliott Bagley, 28, told an officer he’d had a couple beers before the crash Thursday, according to police.

A car drives by flowers placed at a memorial for two pedestrians killed at the corner of 204th Street NE and Highway 9 on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
An alleged impaired driver hit and killed two adults Thursday morning at the intersection of 204th Street NE and Highway 9. (Arlington Police Department)

2 pedestrians die after being hit by allegedly impaired driver

The two adults were struck in Arlington around 2:30 a.m. Thursday at an intersection on Highway 9.

An alleged impaired driver hit and killed two adults Thursday morning at the intersection of 204th Street NE and Highway 9. (Arlington Police Department)